We had a great sit n sew yesterday. So much fun. They really are the best days of the month - well including the Monday sewing. Any day sewing is fun, any day spent sewing with friends - well that's priceless.
At our class on the weekend, there was a ton of show n tell that was NOT related to our class. Some very cute stuff and I thought I'd share it with you.
First up is Susan's bear. Apparently, the bear has been named Larry. A request was made for the designer yellow glasses and Larry will become a pillow that will adorn a bed in a dorm. Yeah, Larry! The pattern is Bjorn Bear from Elizabeth Hartman.
|Larry with his designer yellow glasses|
|Susan's Necessary Clutch|
Then Susan went a little crazy with rope bowls. She made a larger bowl and used the WHITE plastic/nylon rope for her version.
|A rope bowl|
Then she really went off the rails by making a set of NESTING bowls. Now, how cute are they?
She used the same kind of cording for these bowls, but a smaller diameter. She also used a taupe/gold thread on them so they have a much different coloring. Honestly, the sky is the limit as to what you can do with these bowls. So much fun to do! I do teach classes if anyone is interested. I don't think there's any scheduled at the moment.
|The nesting set of bowls|
I should mention that the little one is teeny tiny and so very cute!!!!
Then Rose brought in something very special for show n tell. This is a pair of socks that she has knit. Not just an ordinary pair of socks, but socks that she made on her hand-crank "automatic" sock knitter. OH MY GOD!!!! I so want to get my knitter up and running. I'm going to tell you all about that story in a separate post. Suffice it to say, these socks are beautiful.
|Vintage Inspired Pincushion|
|Vintage inspired pincushion|
Karen was very busy over the summer and was producing KNOT bags like crazy. Here's a link to the tutorial.
|Knot bags - small ones|
Then she made another type of bag which I forget the name. It's an origami bag? It was lined and very neat how you folded the fabric to make the bag. I think this is the video tutorial that shows you how.
|The medium origami bag|
|Large origami bag|
And then she had some more bags. She was a very busy person over the summer
|More origami bags|
Karen also made a snowboard themed quilt for a friend. Love all the snowboard fabric. I don't remember what pattern this was.
|Snowboard themed fabric|
And we had a guest in our class. Welcome, Beth!!! She had been hard at work on this pattern by Laundry Basket. It's called Winter Village.
|Winter Village by Laundry Basket quilts|
Sorry - I didn't have enough room to take the full picture of the quilt, but it's beautiful. She's almost finished. A wee bit more of the applique to put on.
Can you imagine that I remembered all those details without writing them down? And you thought my memory was going!
That's a very impressive show n tell.
OH WAIT - there's one more thing I have to share. Jane was the one who recommended the book "They Left us Everything". Thanks, Jane. But even better, Jane brought in a flyer for an upcoming USED book sale. At this book sale, the authors are in alphabetical order as well as displayed by genre. START THE CAR!!!!! Should I share the date with you? Of course, I will. Here's a link to the Facebook page. It's the Guelph Public Library that's hosting the event. Hmm - seems to be a lot happening in Guelph! The dates are Oct 19-21.
Anyway - there's a ton of stuff happening and it's all so exciting!!!
And if that isn't enough - I'm up on QUILTsocial this week. Check out my first blog post where I show you how to add a flange to your binding. You're going to love it and it's super simple.
I've got so much more to tell you but that's it for today. I'd better make a list of topics so I don't forget those although I think I proved that my memory is not so bad!
Have a great day!!!!